PETER SILVEIRA

Long time coming

City council will consider final approval Monday to planning approvals needed by Previn Court Homes to build 176 residential units.

BECKI CREWE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET AND TIMES Jennifer Slattery, a local resident of Orillia, recently boarded a plane to California. This weekend, she will go through a stem cell transplant with hopes of being able to fully walk again. After her procedure, she'll have physiotherapy five days a week as well as doing her own physical rehabilitations with running and playing tennis.

'The support is just phenomenal'

An Orillia woman will get her dream fulfilled with a new, innovative medical procedure that will allow her to once again run, play tennis and, most of

Mayor Jeff Lehman, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca were at the South Barrie GO station, Friday, to announce the expansion of GO train service from the current 70 to 200 trips per week on the Barrie line. CHERYL BROWNE /BARRIE EXAMINER

GO plan on track: Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne hopped off a southbound GO train at the Barrie South station shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.

Jazz singer Aura performs in Barrie, Sunday. SUBMITTED

Aura all about the jazz

Aura, a jazz singer who has performed with some of the world’s top artists, marks her first performance in Barrie since she moved here last summer.

Bill Loiselle, part owner of BJ's Records & Nostalgia in Barrie, holds a rare copy of Get Behind Me Satan by the band The White Stripes. The store is one of several in the region taking part Saturday in record store day, which recognizes the vinyl industry through special sales of limited edition albums. Sunrise Records in Bayfield Mall is also taking part. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

A record of a day

Bill Loiselle, part owner of BJ's Records & Nostalgia in Barrie, holds a rare copy of Get Behind Me Satan by the band The White Stripes.

School partners sought

Simcoe County District School Board officials are exploring potential partnerships for the Barrie North Collegiate addition, scheduled to be completed

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